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daisycutter 05-14-2007 09:51 AM

discus prices
i neither have or want discus but it seems to me there is a great deal of difference in prices so im just much do your discus cost at the nearest location to you? were i live they are the most expensive fish in the shop

adult:£150-£200 depending on color


Lupin 05-14-2007 10:05 AM

Prices will vary depending on the strains resulted and the Law of Supply and Demand. Cobalt Blue is by far the cheapest in my area. I can't specify clearly on most expensive however as the selection of strains is quite limited.;) Blue Diamond seems the most expensive strain here right now. Others available are Royal Snakeskin, Red Marlboro and Pigeon Blood.

Daz 05-14-2007 10:05 AM

Agreed, cannot see the fascination, Sorry Discus fans :oops: £20 a shot upto £75 for a adult, but there by no means the most expensive fish at my LFS. Of the top of my head £600 Arowana, £200 Wolfs. The list goes on.

daisycutter 05-14-2007 12:09 PM

loacal water conditions dont suit them at all(discus) perhaps that explains the prices some of them are "wild caught" twice the price twice the problems i could buy a whole new setup and stock it for less than £200 :roll:

Elahrairah 05-16-2007 11:54 AM

I have 4 of them and plan to get more.

Actually I like the solid colors better than snakeskin, etc. I would love to get one that is pure white.

I got my 4 as babies for $8 each.

I saw a guy on Craigslist that had 10 quality adult ones for $110 for the lot!!

He wouldn't sell them separate and I didn't have the tank space or I would have taken them.

Point is, hunt for a bargain. A lot of LFS will specifically say "no refunds" for discus, so find someone who needs to get rid of theirs cheap....don't spend $50 each for them unless they are absolutely beautiful, rare and come with a warranty

squiggles1 05-16-2007 03:38 PM

a miracle happened here today. a lfs got some blue turqs in and guess who has some on reserve...i do! they are selling for 30 (cdn). i would imagine that they are young. guess i'll find out tommorow. no stores around here ever get discus so this is great.

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